Healthy Kids out of school

Millions of children in the U.S. participate in out-of-school-time programs, presenting a prime opportunity critical in childhood obesity prevention efforts. Healthy Kids Out of School works with a variety of youth-serving organizations to implement three simple principles – Drink Right, Move More, and Snack Smart – helping kids from diverse communities practice healthy habits now and for a lifetime.

Healthy Kids out of school
Healthy Kids out of school

Innovation

  • Engage a group of diverse, national out-of-school time organizations in creating, promoting, and implementing healthy principles.
  • Use community-informed, participatory methods to create customized programs and implementation strategies with the goal of integrating the principles into each organization’s programming, policies, and practices.
  • Scale customized programs and implementation strategies with a focus on organizational sustainability, as well as delivering healthy programs to children in communities experiencing health inequities
Causes

Our Approach

Developed impactful, evidence-based healthy principles.


Used
participatory formative methods to develop programs.


Conducted
3-year study to determine effectiveness of customized programs.

Leveraged study insights to inform and drive scale.

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop them.

Consequences

Who's Involved

Solutions